Dianne's Fine Desserts, Newburyport, Mass., launched its spring dessert line, targeting two key menu trends—nostalgic flavors and healthy ingredients. Dianne's Fine Desserts menu items

New products include:

Malted Chocolate Milkshake Cake soaked in chocolate milk and topped with a chocolate malted mousse.

Orange Dream Swirl Cake, orange-flavored cheesecake layered with white chocolate cake and filled with vanilla bean orange mousse.

Chocolate Brookie Delight, a mash-up of chocolate chip cookie topped with chocolate brownie and finished with chocolate ganache. 


New healthy ingredient-inspired desserts include:

Mountain Berry Tart, blackberries and raspberries atop a custard-filled crust.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Almond Shortbread layered with raspberries and almond frangipane. 

"Consumers are looking for desserts that meet their individual dietary preferences or restrictions, including more fruit and more gluten-free foods, which according to the National Restaurant Association, grew by 18% in 2014,” says Brian Wortham, marketing director.